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Most kids 'unaffected' by violent games

Video games will only make children more violent if they already have a tendency towards aggression, a new study has found.

A Swinburne University of Technology study of 120 children aged 11 to 15 revealed children prone to worrying, neurotic behaviour and predisposed to aggression were likely to be more aggressive after playing violent video games.

But for the majority of children there was no difference in behaviour, according to the research published in the Psychology, Crime and Law journal.

The study monitored the behaviour of children from 10 schools in eastern and southern metropolitan Melbourne before and after playing the violent video game Quake II for 20 minutes, Swinburne's Professor Grant Devilly said.

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Ban Me3679d ago

"Video games will only make children more violent if they already have a tendency towards aggression, a new study has found."

Do they get some kind of "Captain Obvious Award" for their research?

It shouldnt take a room full of overpaid scientists and researchers to figure out something that is really just common sense.

Still, video games are always a good scapegoat for bad parenting and crazy gun laws.

sovietsoldier3677d ago

kids, drugs are bad....um k!